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Gruen PGF Curvex Exceptional Art Deco circa 1940’s

$1,450.00

A fabulous looking Gruen PGF Curvex circa 1940’s. Featuring a 24 X 38mm curvex case with flared lobed lugs original 2 tone antique salmon dial and faceted mineral glass crystal. Perhaps one of the prettiest curvex models we have ever owned.

While most 1940’s era case designs are quite small by today’s standards, this model has a great wrist presence.  The case diameter of 21mm reaches 24mm across due to the substantial lobed lugs. Viewed from the side, you can see how hefty the sloped lugs are. Not too big for a woman, and not too small for a man who appreciates the vintage American pieces. With an all original 2 tone salmon dial, with only minor signs of aging (like the rest of us) and with narrow outer white minute track. The dial is signed Gruen Curvex,  Precison just above the detailed sub seconds bit, and finally SWITZERLAND spelled out at the bottom of the dial. The dial features raised gold arabic figures and gold leaf style hands.

Powered by Gruen caliber 440 curved movement. Gruen produced their curvex movements with a curved rather than flat configuration to provide high quality and accuracy in thier curved case and not rely on smaller, less accurate flat movements that could be accommodated within the the Curvex cases.

The case is in especially fine condition, once again without wear through on the top of the lugs, or on the back of the lugs as is often seen on Curvex style cases. The 3 facet mineral glass crystal adds yet another layer of style and distinctiveness to this fine example vintage curvex. The patina seen in the photos is oxidation on the case which we have left unpolished. The watch appears to have been sitting for a number of years before we acquired it. The case can be hand polished if you wish to brighten the rose color of the case.

Recently fully serviced and left unpolished. Guaranteed genuine and as described and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. Shown on a 16mm reddish brown exotic skin strap for a vintage dressy look.

Your purchase includes our signature fine leather watch pouch, ideal for travel and storage, a $55.00 value.

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Rolex Serial Numbers and Clasp Codes

Rolex Serial Numbers

Rolex Production Year Serial Number
2010 G
2009 V
2008 M OR V
2007 M OR Z
2006 D OR Z
2005 D
2005 F
2004 F
2003 F
2002 Y
2001 K OR Y
2000 K,000,001
2000 P,000,001
1999 A,000,001
1998 U,932,144
1997 U,000,001
1996 T,000,001
1995 W,000,001
1994 S,860,880
1993 S,000,001
1992 C,000,001
1991 N,000,001
1991 X,000,001
1990 E,000,001
1989 L,980,000
1988 R,598,200
1987 R,000,001
1987 9,400,000
1986 8,900,000
1985 8,614,000
1984 8,070,022
1983 7,400,000
1982 7,100,000
1981 6,520,870
1980 6,434,000
1979 5,737,030
1978 5,000,000
1977 5,008,000
1976 4,115,299
1975 3,862,196
1974 3,567,927
1973 3,200,268
1972 2,890,459
1971 2,589,295
1970 2,241,882
1969 1,900,000
1968 1,752,000
1967 1,538,435
1966 1,200,000
1965 1,100,000
1964 1,008,889
1963 824,000
1962 744,000
1961 643,153
1960 516,000
1959 399,453
1958 328,000
1957 224,000
1956 133,061
1955 97,000
1954 23,000
1953 855,726
1952 726,639
1951 709,249
1950
1949
1948 628,840
1947 529,163
1946 367,946
1945 302,459
1944 269,561
1943 230,878
1942 143,509
1941 106,047
1940 99,775
1939 71,224
1938 43,739
1937 40,920
1936 36,856
1935 34,336
1934 30,823
1933 29,562
1932 29,132
1931
1930 23,186
1929
1928 23,969
1927 20,190
1926 00,001
 

Rolex Clasp Codes

Bracelet CodeYear
A or VA1976
B or VB1977
C or VC1978
D or VD1979
E or VE1980
F or VF1981
G1982
H1983
I1984
J1985
K1986
L1987
M1988
N1989
O1990
P1991
Q1992
R1993
S1994
T or W1995
V1996
Z1997
U1998
X1999
AB2000
DE2001
DT2002
AD2003
CL2004
MA2005
OP2006
EO2007
PJ2008
LT2009
RS2010
RANDOM201+
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